Wednesday, December 19Wellcome!

Day: April 4, 2018

Citroen C4 Picasso renamed and equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission

Citroen C4 Picasso renamed and equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission

News
The new gearbox, replacing the six-speed transmission, has become lighter and has provided additional fuel economy Citroen introduced the upgraded versions of the C4 SpaceTourer and Grand C4 SpaceTourer minivans that replaced the C4 Picasso. Cars received a new 8-speed automatic transmission, which replaced the 6-band transmission. Engineers of the French brand used the gearbox of the Japanese company Aisin, which is two kilograms lighter than the old "machine". While this transmission will be combined only with a two-liter diesel engine, which will spend about 7% less fuel, thanks to two additional gears and a "start-stop" system. Modernized minivans have already become available for purchase in France at a price of 33,500 euros.
The new Ford Focus RS will receive 400-hp

The new Ford Focus RS will receive 400-hp

News, Rumors
The new hot-hatch Ford Focus RS will keep the current motor, but it will become more powerful and will receive support in the form of a starter-generator. The production of the current Ford Focus RS will be completed on April 6, but the next generation of the charged hatchback will not have to wait for a long time. According to the British edition of Autocar, the release of the new RS is scheduled for 2020, and also confirms information about the transition to a hybrid power plant. Under the hood of the Focus RS hatchback of 2020 there will be a current 4-cylinder turbo engine with a capacity of 2.3 liters, although its power will be increased. The key gain will be a "soft" hybrid system in combination with a 48-volt electrical system and an integrated starter-generator. It is as...
German engineer will create for the Chinese supercar with a power reserve of 1200 km

German engineer will create for the Chinese supercar with a power reserve of 1200 km

News
Aiways company announced the premiere of an electric car developed by German engineer Roland Gumpert who created the Apollo supercar German engineer Roland Gumpert - the founder of the bankrupt Gumpert company - will develop for the Chinese startup Aiways an electric supercar RG with a 1,200-kilometer power reserve. This is reported by the publication CarNewsChina. The data on the power plant and the batteries of the novelty, which debuts at the end of April at the Beijing Motor Show, are not yet called. At the moment, it is only known that the electric car can accelerate from its place to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds, and its maximum speed will exceed 300 km per hour. The company Aiways has already started construction of its own enterprise in the city district of Shanghao. In a...
Jaguar has updated sports car F-Type

Jaguar has updated sports car F-Type

News
Coupes and convertibles received a new system of designations inside the line and an expanded set of basic equipment The company Jaguar introduced a slightly updated sports car F-Type, which received an expanded list of basic equipment. In addition, the British brand introduced a new notation system inside the line, displaying the engine power of each particular modification. So, the initial version with a 300-horsepower two-liter supercharged engine received the designation P300. Versions with compressor three-liter V6 engines with a power of 340 and 380 hp. now can be distinguished by nameplate P340 and P380 respectively. The top variants with five-liter V8 units delivering 550 and 575 hp retained the previous F-Type R and F-Type SVR plates. As for the technical part, all mo...
Virtual electric supercar Audi showed on video

Virtual electric supercar Audi showed on video

News, Video
The racing car for the Gran Turismo Sport simulator will be equipped with an electric power unit Audi has published on its Facebook page a teaser video of a new virtual electric supercar, designed for the racing simulator Gran Turismo Sport. The prototype will be presented completely on April 9. All the details about the car are kept secret. Judging by the hashtags, the novelty will receive the designation Vision GT e-tron. It follows that the race car will be equipped with an electric power unit. In addition, the car will receive a drive for all-wheel drive and a massive rear wing. According to Motor1, the sports car can be built on the basis of R8. Audi will not be the first automaker to develop a computer supercar for the game Gran Turismo Sport on the PlayStation 4 console...
Ferrari began to produce comics

Ferrari began to produce comics

News, Video
The company Ferrari launched a series of online comics called "We Race". At the moment, there are already four chapters that are available on a special website. The action of the comic takes place in the future after the catastrophe that affected the entire planet. According to the plot, some continents have gone under water, and somewhere new water masses have appeared from under the water. After a cataclysm, a hundred years pass, people begin to restore what was destroyed, united and formed a single world government. Then the revival of motor sport begins. The key race team is Red Racing and its pilot named Lucas. Her opponent is the Stargazer team and pilot Jim Jagger. From 2012 to 2016, the McLaren team published a cartoon about their riders. He was created by the same fir...
Owners of the fastest supercar McLaren will be presented with an invaluable statuette

Owners of the fastest supercar McLaren will be presented with an invaluable statuette

News
Each of the 106 customers of the new superhybrid of the British brand will receive a memorable sculpture, the production of which will take more than 100 hours Each of the 106 owners of the fastest road supercar company McLaren will receive a special sculpture, "not worth the price." A photograph of the statuette was published by the press service of the British brand. Sculpture is a copy of the three-seat interior of the future coupe, which will become the ideological successor of the legendary F1 model. The production of each figurine, weighing 3.6 kg, will take more than 100 hours, 30 of which will be hand-polished. At the moment, the project of the most extreme road supercar McLaren is known as the BP23 Hyper-GT. He will receive a three-seater salon, where the driver's sea...
Google and Honda will work together to develop a drone an unmanned car

Google and Honda will work together to develop a drone an unmanned car

News
Waymo (the Google project) and Honda are about to launch a joint development of an unmanned vehicle for courier services. About this agency Bloomberg told the head of Waymo John Krafchik. According to the top manager, officially about the cooperation of American and Japanese companies should be announced in the near future. The partners are going to develop a new autonomous car from scratch, and not create it on the basis of an existing model, as in the case of joint projects between Waymo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) alliance. According to preliminary data, it will be a car in its dimensions a little less than a pickup truck. Probably, the drone will have no external controls, including the steering wheel and pedals. Earlier a similar ve...
Renault Clio hatchback of the new generation is first seen on the tests

Renault Clio hatchback of the new generation is first seen on the tests

News, Spy Shots
The new hatchback will receive a hybrid version and a semi-autonomous control system. Premiere Clio next generation will be held in September The company Renault has started road tests of hatchback Clio of new generation. Spy car photos were posted by the edition of AutoExpress. According to them, the premiere of the car will be held at the Paris Motor Show in September this year. Sales of new items will begin in Europe at the beginning of next year. The main competitors of the hatchback will be Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Judging by the pictures, the Clio's new generation design will receive the features of the Renault Symbioz concept. The car will differ from its predecessor with a new radiator grille, as well as another hood. According to the chief designer of the French ...
Hyundai invented a name for a large crossover

Hyundai invented a name for a large crossover

News, Spy Shots
The three-row crossover will be offered with both front and all-wheel drive. The premiere of the car should take place in early 2019 The company Hyundai can name its new large crossover Palisade. It was this name that was registered by Koreans in the US patent office, reports AutoGuide. According to the publication, the premiere of the novelty will be held at the Auto Show in Detroit next year. World sales will not begin until late 2019. The novelty will compete with Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition. The car will be built on the same platform that in the future will use the serial Kia Telluride. The three-row crossover will be offered with both front and all-wheel drive. Judging by the spy photos published by Motor1, the design of Palisade will resemble Santa Fe of the new ...